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Posted by flanna (My Page) on
Sun, Dec 9, 07 at 11:06


I have a Question as a newby. I am growing butterhead lettuce under fluerscent lights about 2 inches from the bulb.

My leaf color looks good but they are curling under.
Too much fert?
Too much light?

Any help would be great


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RE: Lettuce

What type of lamps are you using, brand and color temperature?

RE: Lettuce

Lights may be too bright. More likely they are just overheating the leaves and causing dessication. Or perhaps they are too dry. Run a fan, or lift the lights a little, make sure they are watered. Also check that the temperature drops at least 10F at night.

RE: Lettuce

I think Shrubs is right, some of my herbs were doing the same, and putting the light down a little seems to have helped. pm.

RE: Lettuce

I don't get it
shrubs says "lift the lights a little"
object16 says "putting the light down a little seems to have helped"

Which is it, lift the lights, or put them down?

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